Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refuted Ian Wright’s claims about his long-term future at the North London club after his side claimed a 2-0 victory over Hull at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Earlier in the week, former Gunners striker Wright claimed that his former boss admitted his time at Arsenal was “coming to an end”, but the Frenchman insisted he had been misinterpreted.
“I don’t know what Ian Wright said,” Wenger said. “I could be tired because I get up early in the morning and I finish late at night, so I am tired, yes. But I didn’t give any indication about my future.”
“It was a question and answer with members of the Diamond Club. That’s in the evening so there were many people there. We had a little dinner before but it was not the two of us. There were four or five.
“I appreciate you want me to rest but I’m not ready for that.”
What did Ian Wright Actually Say?
Wright, who played under Wenger for two seasons between 1996 and 1998, reiterated during his analysis on Saturday’s Match of the Day that he believes Wenger will go.
“We were at a question and answer session and the way he was speaking and his demeanour… it’s my opinion. I could be wrong,” said the 53-year-old.
“I still think he has some massive decisions to make and think it could be his last season.”